Do you need a reliable news source to provide you with the latest headlines in a convenient way? If you do, you might think that Breaking News Plus is the tool that can offer you exactly that. If you install this Google Chrome extension, it certainly can present you with easy-access links to news sites, and it can show breaking news headlines. That being said, the services associated with this extension are questionable, which is why it has been classified as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) by our research team. If you have installed this extension onto your browser already, we strongly recommend removing it without hesitation. If you are not sure that that would be the right move for you, continue reading this report, and you will be able to make up your own mind on whether or not you should delete Breaking News Plus. A manual removal guide is already available, and you can also use the comments section below to ask questions about the process if you need to.
Eightpoint Technologies Ltd. is the creator of Breaking News Plus, as well as many other PUPs, including Watch Movies Live, Easy Gaming App, or Weather Forecaster. Every single one of these extensions has a unique download website, which makes the PUP more legitimate and trustworthy. Breaking News Plus is introduced at getnewsquickly.net, but the installer of this extension is introduced via the Chrome web store, at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/breaking-news-plus/knjdgcknfloigdnhcbonnkonhafghinn. It is also possible that the PUP could be spread via third-part websites, bundled with other questionable programs. Due to this, implementing a trustworthy malware scanner to inspect the affected system is extremely important. In the best-case scenario, no other threats will be found, but if they exist, you want to learn about it as quickly as possible so that you could take appropriate action. Of course, even if Breaking News Plus is the only threat found, there is plenty to think about.
At first sight, Breaking News Plus does not look completely useless. The hp.hbreakingnewsplus.com page is introduced via the new tab, and it offers quick-access links to yahoo.com/news, edition.cnn.com, and foxnews.com websites. All of these, you can bookmark for easy access, and the PUP is certainly not beneficial when it comes to providing you with important news. The breaking news headlines introduced via the page come from news.mynewswire.co, and this source is very questionable. Overall, it is pretty obvious that Breaking News Plus does not offer anything majorly useful, and that is the first reason to remove it immediately. What about the search service? Some people might assume that this service is trustworthy because all searches redirect to search.yahoo.com (Yahoo Search). The problem is that the results are modified, and you are likely to face ads and sponsored content that is selected according to your own searches. Did you know that Breaking News Plus can read browsing history? It can, and while some people might think that a more personalized web search is a positive thing, the truth is that we do not know who can advertise via the PUP and if the links can be trusted.
Do you want Breaking News Plus to track your browsing activity and share the recorded information with third-party advertisers? Do you want to face an unreliable search tool every time you use your browser? Do you care about the easy-access links presented via the PUP’s interface? If you do not, we suggest deleting the PUP right away. It should be easy enough to remove Breaking News Plus manually, using the instructions below. We also suggest that you clear Chrome browsing data afterward to ensure that there are no traces left behind. If other PUPs or more serious threats exist – and we recommend implementing a reliable malware scanner to figure that out – we suggest employing anti-malware software. This software will automatically delete the potentially unwanted program, and it will continue guarding you against new PUPs, ransomware, Trojans, and other types of dangerous malware in the future.